Definition of modern English in English:

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modern English

noun

[mass noun]
The English language as it has been since about 1500.
Example sentences
  • For example, it is unlikely a speaker of Old English would know modern English, but may have a few clues as to the use of words.
  • He knows classical and modern English literature as few Englishmen or Americans know it, and can quote entire paragraphs from the most unexpected authors.
  • This up-to-date reference book lays out and explains the meanings of allusions in use in modern English language.

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